SMART - Spray-Moloch Atmospheric Regional Tool

A new modelling system, SMART, is under development for the simulation of the dispersion by accidental releases of pollutant in the atmosphere. It can be applied also for the assessment of continuous releases from known sources. In the new modelling suite SMART, the non-hydrostatic atmospheric model MOLOCH and the Lagrangian stochastic dispersion model SPRAY are interfaced by the boundary-layer and turbulence parameterization code ARAMIS (Atmospheric Regional Algorithm for Moloch Interfaced to Spray).

Based on the MOLOCH meteorological forecasts, ARAMIS and SPRAY models can be run to simulate the pollutant dispersion and to forecast affected areas and ground-level concentration patterns.

SMART is planned to be adopted as a tool for emergency response purposes in any part of the Italian territory at any time.